Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Rice Flour Puttu With Idli Cooker

Rice flour puttu is a very traditional puttu made in Southern India, especially in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Rice flour for puttu is usually prepared in the house. But now I used the branded rice flour from the shop. Puttu is a very healthy and filling breakfast or as evening snack for kids. I have earlier posted Ragi puttu and Rava/Sooji puttu, check it out for step wise instructions with photos. Similar to Ragi puttu  and Rava/Sooji puttu I have made earlier I have used the Idli cooker to make this Rice puttu, but you can use the puttu maker as well.


Here’s how to make Rice flour puttu with step by step photos…

Ingredients

Rice Flour
2 cups
Grated Coconut
1 cup
Sugar
¾ cup or adjust to taste
Cardamom powder/Elachi
1 tsp
Salt
½ tsp
Gingelly oil/Nallennai
½ tbsp

 Method

Dry roast the rice flour on low flame, keep stirring continuously to avoid burning of flour. Roast for about 5 -7 minutes and switch off the stove. Remove the flour from the stove.
The flour will be very hot, stir the flour so it cools down faster.


Now add the flour to the wide mixing bowl, add the salt and mix well.


Sprinkle about one tbsp of water mix the rice flour with hand. 

Add water little by little and mix thoroughly until you are able to form balls from the flour mixture. But the balls should break easily. Now the flour is ready to be steamed.


 Now cut a clean cloth (cotton) for your Idli plate, cut a hole in the middle so that the cloth slides through the idli stand on to the plate.


[Use only clean, washed cloth and keep it only for steaming purpose. I think you will remember the days when our mothers used cloth for idli plates to make idli’s]

Now wet and squeeze the cloth and place it on the idli plate. Then spread the rice flour mixture on the idli plate as shown in the photo. Now steam it in idli cooker for 15 to 20 min.


After it is cooked, transfer the cooked rice flour mixture to the bowl. 

Then add cardamom powder, grated coconut, sugar, gingelly oil and mix really good with hand. Now, yummy rice puttu is ready to be served.


Note:
  • If you think rice puttu is dry after cooking, just sprinkle little hot water or hot milk and mix it well.
  • I have used gingelly oil, you can replace it with ghee for added flavor and taste.
  • When steaming the rice flour mixture, see to that they are loosely packed.

Super delicious and healthy Rice flour puttu is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it with hot milk and bananas.


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40 comments:

  1. I learn so much from you, u did a recipe on apple halwa right a few months back , i made it .. I tasted yummy..
    What should be the consesty of puttu, like rice or like khichri..
    Keep in touch,
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    1. Thanks a lot Pooja for trying the apple halwa. As far the puttu is concerned the texture will be crumbly, check the second last photo above for an idea.
      thanks a lot dear.

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  2. i love puttu very much ,well made dear

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  3. ooh..i just had white rice puttu today morning breakfast ! good one, Priya dear! :)

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  4. I love puttu in any form... yummy...

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  5. authentic healthy recipe Priya,my entries for your event are on the way :)

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  6. wow ! wnderful post for those who don't have puttu maker .
    kudos to your efforts..

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  7. My fav and I know how awesome the taste can be. Yes, bananas are the perfect match to be eaten together.

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  8. wow puttu looks super yummy dear :) lovely way to match up these to bananas :)

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  9. Love this puttu anytime :) Looks tempting !

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  10. My favourite, i dont have puttu maker and i do puttu through cooker only.

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  11. Puttu is one of my favourite.. Beautifully explained dear..

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  12. healthy n delicious steames version..love it

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  13. Puttu with kadala curry is my favorite your idea of steaming in idli cooker is awesome.

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  14. puttu looks yummy..one of our favourites!

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  15. Love puttu. Nice post to make puttu without puttu maker.

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  16. Traditional dishes r always best n dis Luks Very yummy...Ur step wise cliks r Very useful..

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  17. my fav weekend breakfast dish..yours look so perfect...

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  18. I always wanted to try Puttu but held back as i didnt have puttu maker. now ive gt a solution . i'll surely try n let u knw the result...
    Do visit my site..

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  19. I am sure this must have tasted delectable :)

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  20. my most favorite breakfast even i have this for lunch n teatime too...;)

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  21. அழகான புட்டு + அற்புதமான படங்கள். [பாராட்டுக்கள்.

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  22. My MIL makes this often... Simple idea

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  23. Healthy recipe Priya. I always make puttu in the same way but in the puttu maker. This is another method. Will try this very soon

    ongoing event: http://nandooskitchen.blogspot.in/2013/09/healthy-breakfast.html

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  24. Thank you very much everybody for your lovely and wonderful comments...

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  25. My all time fav,looks yummy ! I love it with banana and sugar :)

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  26. One of my favourite weekend recipe. Love to have with fried Brinjal Kulambhu. It tastes like heaven :)Wonderful presentation.

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  27. Can i steam it without the cotton cloth in the regular idli cooker?
    Thanks
    Meena

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  28. can i steam it without the cotton cloth with the regular idli cooker?
    Thanks

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    1. Hi Meenakshi,
      Steaming with cotton cloth is better. If not the puttu will not cook evenly and will not be moist and will stick to the plate.
      Thanks a lot for stopping by and asking, I hope I answered your question. Please keep coming back for more delicious recipes...

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  29. Hi frnd,

    i did puttu in idly cooker following your methods. very nice and yummy taste also healthy tiffen for us.

    Thank u

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  30. Hi frnd,

    i tired this puttu making.. i cooked for 20 mins but after that its very sticky to taste . do i need to cook for more time or lesser time... i cooked in low flame

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    1. Hi Sharmila,
      Thanks for trying the rice flour puttu, looks like you have more water before cooking, that is when it gets sticky and cook for 15 mins. Thanks for contacting me, keep coming back....

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  31. Can we do it directly in idli coocker without cloth ?

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    1. Sorry MEdha for the late reply, you cannot do it with out cloth, all the flour will stick to the plate and form into lumps

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